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Acupuncture is a long-established traditional Chinese medicine practice that has the power to transform your health, even as you recover from an addiction. It’s among the services available from the team at Holgistic addiction treatment center in Royal Oak, Michigan. If you’re curious about what acupuncture can do for your health and wellness, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that continues to be a popular treatment within holistic medicine. The practice is rooted in the concept that everyone has an essential life force, or energy, called qi. That qi flows along established meridians within your body. 

If your qi becomes blocked, the flow of energy is disrupted and various ill effects can occur in all of the organs and systems of your body. Modern science also finds benefits in acupuncture, especially in the ability to release knotted muscle tissue and improve circulation. 

Is acupuncture safe?

When performed by skilled and properly trained professionals, like those at Holgistic, acupuncture is both safe and effective. The needles used during treatments are sterile and incredibly thin. 

Acupuncture needles are placed in very specific areas and are generally inserted between one-quarter and 1 inch. They are never placed in areas where they could do harm. Most people report a sensation of calm and relaxation during treatments, but if you experience any distress or discomfort, your session can be altered or concluded. 

What conditions can acupuncture improve?

Acupuncture can address a wide range of conditions and complaints. Some men and women schedule sessions to address specific concerns, while others incorporate acupuncture into their ongoing health and wellness routine. 

Some of the conditions where acupuncture can be effective include:

  • Many Types of Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Dental pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches and migraine

Be sure to discuss your personal health history with your provider before your acupuncture session. This includes a list of any medications and supplements you’re taking, as well as conditions currently being treated. 

How can acupuncture help with addiction?

Acupuncture is beneficial to relieve the stress and strain placed on the body during addiction recovery. Holgistic offers the widely recognized National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, a technique that uses acupuncture points within the ear to help patients move beyond addiction.  

The NADA protocol is most commonly used for addictions, behavoiral health, diasters and emotional trauma. It is widely used in settings where individuals have experienced significant trauma. You may have seen photos or news coverage of this simple acupuncture treatment in use after natural disasters or other traumatic events. 

How long do acupuncture sessions take?

Acupuncture treatments usually only take 30 minutes or so and you can return to your normal daily routines immediately afterward. Expect your initial appointment to take a bit longer than subsequent visits. 

If you’re ready to explore acupuncture in more detail, schedule an appointment at Holgistic by phone or online today.


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